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Where the Buffalo Roam

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/06/26Jun20-Custer-State-Park-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s a place wnere the buffalo roam and herds of people come to watch them.  I’ll take you to a…

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A Road to Make You Drive Slowly

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/06/25Jun20-Custer-State-Park-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)The purpose of a new road is usually to get people from one point to another more quickly and safely. …

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South Dakota’s First State Park

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/06/24Jun20-Custer-State-Park-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It is South Dakota’s first state park but when it was established over a century ago one man was worried…

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A Museum with Big Artifacts

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/06/16Jun20-South-Dakota-Air-Space-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It’s a museum with some of the biggest artifacts you’ll find and you can walk right up to just about…

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Higher and Faster than a Plane

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2020/06/15Jun20-South-Dakota-Air-Space-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When you think of an Air Force base you of course think of air planes.  But at this base, the…

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The Pink Castle

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/06/28Jun19-Pickler-Mansion-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It’s known as the “Pink Castle.”  You’d be surprised how many notable figures passed through these halls and the importance…

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Putting Stakes in the Ground

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/06/27Jun19-Pickler-Mansion-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)They built their home so far from civilization, they put stakes in the ground so they could find their way…

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The Rapid City Flood of 1972

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/16May19-Rapid-City-Flood.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Today it is a peaceful park, with plenty of green open spaces.  Turn back to the clock to the early…

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The Safety of Early Astronauts

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/15May19-Rapid-City-Stratosphere-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Imagine current day astronauts heading down to the local high school to get a couple of football helmets to wear…

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The Birthplace of the American Space Program

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/05/14May19-Rapid-City-Stratosphere-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)What state do you associate with the birth of the American space program?  Did you say South Dakota?  I’ll tell…

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History and Heritage

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/03/12Mar19-Lakota-Museum-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)There was a time when one’s heritage and culture was repressed in school.  As time passed, many places realized that…

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A Museum That Share the Heritage of Its People

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/03/11Mar19-Lakota-Museum-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)This museum tells of the heritage of a people…but one of the most striking things to me is the ability…

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Inside A Silo

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/02/21Feb19-Minuteman-Missle-National-Historic-Site-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)You can find plenty of silos in South Dakota, but there are only two of this type still around.  We’ll…

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The Cold War

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/02/20Feb19-Minuteman-Missle-National-Historic-Site-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When the Soviet Union launched Sputnik into space in the late 1950s, it put the U.S. on notice that the…

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The Other Minutemen

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/02/19Feb19-Minuteman-Missle-National-Historic-Site-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)The first minutemen where the soldiers at Lexington and Concord – those who fired those shots heard ‘round the world. …

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A Community Valuing Those Who Passed Through

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/28Jan19-Aberdeen-Pheasant-Canteen-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)It was a tremendous meal that had to be prepared, every day, for about three years.  And it was all…

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A Stop in Aberdeen, South Dakota

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/01/25Jan19-Aberdeen-Pheasant-Canteen-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When the Unites States when to war in the 1940, thousands of troops began to criss-cross the country headed to…

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The Carousel City

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/16Jul18-Faulkton-Carousel-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Bob Ketterling never set out to be famous or have others recognize his deeds.  He just wanted to do something…

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Bob Had a Secret

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/07/13Jul18-Faulkton-Carousel-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Bob had a secret.  Not a bad secret, but a secret nonetheless from his childhood.  When his wife learned what…

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An Unusual Museum

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/06/27Jun18-Vinegar-Museum-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)When you pull up to this small building, you may be surprised to learn that people are making detours just…

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